Life in a Refugee Camp

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To raise awareness of the complexity of the immigration debate, class groups examine facts about one aspect of life in a refugee camp and then, in a jigsaw activity, share what they have learned with their new group. Groups then prepare a poster detailing what they have learned.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups research up-to-date statistics for refugee camps, their location, the number of camps, the approximate number of people living in the camps, and camp conditions before beginning the activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Several versions of Carly's Story are available online; preview to determine the version most appropriate to your learning situation

  • The five-page packet includes cards that detail the the aspect their group is to investigate

  • No specific information is included in the cards; the initial groups need to research to find current statistics
  • No rubric for the poster is included